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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks

OStatic: Look for these new systems to sell very well during this holiday season, and introduce many young people to the basics of working with data and applications in the cloud.

The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred

Linux.com: DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation datacentre and open-source cloud computing services focusing on clients with big research data sets.

Chief Architect of Cloudera on growth of Hadoop

 OpenSource.com: Doug Cutting, Chief Architect ClouderaDoug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at Cloudera and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.

How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

 xmodulo: Log files are not precisely what you would call "light" or "easy" reading, and analyzing raw log files by hand is often time-consuming and tedious.

PHP 5.6.2 and 5.4.34 Update for Critical Security Flaws

InternetNews: No Sandworms, Heart-bleeds or POODLEs here but don't let the lack of a fancy marketing name fool you - this is serious

Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

LinuxJournal: Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems.

For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

LinuxInsider: Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare.

V is for Vivid (Ubuntu 15.04)

Mark Shuttleworth: As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!

Top 4 Linux network managers

LinuxUser&Developer: Fundamental utilities and long-time favourites all go head-to-head as we pick the network manager that offers the complete package

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Paranautical Activity FPS Is Now Out Of Beta

Paranautical Activity drew a bit of ire when they cancelled a bunch of features and decided they were calling it quits, but the game is now fully out and looks fun!

GOG Now Have Over 100 Linux Games, New Classics Include Baldur's Gate

GOG are becoming more useful for Linux gamers, as in the last week they have hit over 100 Linux games on their store!

Dragonsphere, Darklands & More Classics Added To Steam For Linux

Looks like Night Dive Studios are at it again! Some classics have been added to Steam for Linux which include Dragonsphere & Darklands.

GOL Cast: Trying To Strike A Profit In Merchants Of Kaidan

I talk a lot about Early Access, because the majority of games sent to us are on there. The games there range from awesome to awful, and Merchants of Kaidan has a bit of both.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.29 Is Now Available.

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.29 bringing many new features and as many as 44 bugfixes.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

The Humble Mozilla Bundle

The Humble Mozilla Bundle includes eight games previously available on Linux and another one that hasn't been disclosed. What is different this time is that they can all be run in a web browser.

How To Get A Free XCOM: Enemy Unknown Key

On Greenman Gaming, they are giving a free XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam key for anyone who is voting in the Golden Joystick awards.

Project CARS Initial Release Delayed

Project CARS, originally an indie game that is now being distributed by BANDAI NAMCO and was set to release for PS4, Xbox One and Windows on November this year, has now been delayed for Spring next year.

SpringRTS Open Source RTS Engine New Release, Featuring SDL2

SpringRTS is an open source real time strategy game engine with lots of games available to play online or against AI bots.

Livestreaming Today At 5 PM UTC (VODs Included)

I decided that it would be a good idea to livestream today to join the people who are already enjoying Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on their penguin boxes. Naturally, TPS is going to be one of the games we are going to play, provided that it works, along with maybe a couple of other titles if we have time.

DeadCore, A Fast-paced Mix Of Platforming & FPS Out For Linux Today

After an endless fall through powerful magnetic storms... you awaken. Your memory erased, you start exploring the world around you. Someone or something is pushing you higher and higher.

Retro-Style Point-And-Click Adventure 'Bik - A Space Adventure' Released On Steam

Bik was originally made available through Humble Widget in July and after having been greenlit just two months later, it got its official Steam release earlier this week. With an entertaining sci-fi story and multiple playable characters I can see why this one quickly became so popular.

Eufloria HD Released On Steam For Linux

The ambient strategy game originally made its début on Steam in October 2009. Now, 5 years later, it's finally officially available for Linux with an HD upgrade and added content.

Lumino City Confirmed, But Delayed For Linux

The gorgeous sequel to 2011's title 'Lume' is slated for release next month. With no news on release platforms the last year we reached out to the developer 'State of Play' to catch up with the status of the Linux release.